Work to upgrade the Frogley outlet water main in the Badger Creek area of Victoria is now complete.
Kane Walsh, Project Manager said that as well as ensuring the reliability of water supply to customers disturbance to the nearby park was kept to a minimum and all areas affected have been reinstated appropriately.
“The water main is a critical part of the water supply system serving customers in the Healesville, Badger Creek and Chum Creek areas. However, we were also aware of the proximity to the Badger Weir Picnic Ground and took that into account when planning the works so that we would not inconvenience the public wherever possible” Mr Walsh said.
“During the works we encountered rock which delayed progress slightly, along with wet weather conditions. Unfortunately this meant that the park was closed for longer than we had hoped, but works were completed as soon as quickly as possible.
“The new pipe is made from Polyethylene to give it a 100 year life span and will be fully underground. The old water main was susceptible to falling tree and flood damage and needed to be replaced, the new pipe will also enable better access for repairs. The 2.3 kilometre long section of the water main which was partly above ground has also been upgraded to a larger size from 225mm to 355mm.”